Birds are interesting animals to watch. Head outside with your little one to explore the wonder of birds. Use the New Horizon Academy Bird Watching Journal to sketch pictures of birds you see.
As you are bird watching, ask the following questions:
- What do you notice about the way the birds move?
- What sounds do you hear?
- How many birds did you see?
While bird watching, discuss the important role birds play in the environment. Here are a few fun facts to share as you and your little one enjoy your bird watching expedition!
Bird Fun Facts
- Birds play a vital role in controlling pests.
- Birds act as pollinators.
- Birds provide fertilizer in agricultural settings.
- When birds travel, they take the seeds they have eaten with them and disperse them through their droppings.
- Birds, especially seabirds, play a key role in cycling nutrients and helping to fertilize marine ecosystems such as coral reefs.
Enjoy bird watching!